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Poster: vapors Date: Aug 12, 2011 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: High Time vs. Comes a Time?

How about for a moment not weighing the ‘performance’ of these two songs and just take a look at the lyrical and musical artistry that radiates from their composition. I think the heart of the matter (are these good songs?) is purely resolved by the grand emotional propensity that they convey. I can readily identify with either – and that is a testament perhaps to my own personal struggles with loss, regret, hope, redemption – whatever each of us might find Hunter to be expressing in his lyric (and Jerry with his delivery.)

So, yes, I believe you are missing something! For me, Comes A Time really hits home and is one of those remarkable and beautiful songs that make the Hunter/Garcia canon so dear to my heart.

edit - I just realized that your “am I missing something’ comment was directed at HT, so I offer an apology if one is necessary. I knew High Time from an early age, via Workingman’s of course, and that rendition will always satisfy.:) But it is apparent that we all get something a bit different from the recorded performances.


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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 12, 2011 6:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: High Time vs. Comes a Time?

No, you had it right, D; and yes, your notion of the lyrical qualities is spot on...my pt was the two songs are very different, in my view. HT, the one I love, is a one on one love song, CaT, a "meaning of life" (partial love) song, if that makes sense. I never thought of them as similar other than cadence, etc. So, my "missing something?" was I love HT, but CaT doesn't do much for me, and wouldn't have paired them in some discussion, myself. And both are hard to sing, but the studio HT is great.

Hope that clears it up.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Aug 12, 2011 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: High Time vs. Comes a Time?

[off topic]

http://www.archive.org/post/328581/why-did-i-ever-forsake-the-dead

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 13, 2011 1:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: High Time vs. Comes a Time?

CPW!!!!!!!!!!

Did you hear the good news?

http://unitedcor.org/national/page/home

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Aug 13, 2011 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: High Time vs. Comes a Time?

In ICU I had a vision of Garcia with his purple paisley sweater - like, an epiphony of the 6th dimension... he lives... the party goes ondon't fret... there's a party goin' on...
well, then I woke up. And my R.N. offered me Phil Lesh's book, but I wouldn't take it... she was beautiful and so much younger than I. I wanted her to have it.

God knows there is a grateful dead....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 13, 2011 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: High Time vs. Comes a Time?

good to see ya dude.